As you stuff yourself into an overcrowded MRT carriage at 8:15am, bursting at the seams with people all rushing to their Raffles Place offices by 9am, you curse your boss and wish your company would embrace flexi-work, just like the government has been bugging them to.

So the recent launch of the new Tripartite Standard on Flexible Work Arrangements was an encouraging development. The new framework will be voluntary, but we're hoping it will pave the way towards normalising flexi work options.